NTAG for Electronics

NXP’s NTAG family fully complies to NFC Forum Tag specifications, ensuring universal interoperability with NFC devices (e.g., mobile phones, tablet PCs, and fixed readers). Moreover, NXP based NTAGs comply with the ISO 14443A standard, thus allowing easy integration, even into existing MIFARE and SmartMX infrastructure.

The NTAG family offers various memory sizes and special features to allow the user to select the best cost-benefit option for a particular application. The following packaged ICs are intended to be soldering on a PCB and include such options as a Field Detect, Power Harvesting, and even bidirectional I2C serial communication.

Features NTAG I²C Plus NTAG216F NTAG213F
Standard ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2
Memory
According to NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
EEPROM size 168 bytes (42 pages of 4 bytes) 80 (20 pages of 4 bytes_ 80 (20 pages of 4 bytes_ 80 (20 pages of 4 bytes_
User Memory 888/1912 bytes 888 bytes 144 bytes
NDEF Message Size up to 142 bytes
Write Endurance 500,000 cycles 100,000 cycles 100,000 cycles
Data Retention 20 years 10 years 10 years
RF-Interface
According to ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
Frequency [MHz] 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz
Baud rate 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s
Anti-collision bit-wise bit-wise bit-wise
Operating Distance up to 100 mm up to 100 mm up to 100 mm
Input capacitance 50 pF 50 pF 50 pF
Contact Interface (I²C)
Frequency [kHz] 100 or 400 kHz
Security
Unique Serial Number 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded
Write Protection Blockwise Blockwise Blockwise
Originality signature Yes Yes Yes
Password protection Yes Yes Yes
Special Features
Field detection pin Yes No No No
Others Energy harvesting, configurable field detection pin, Fast read, 8 kBytes/s Passthrough Mode; Fast Write (64 Bytes at once), I²C bus access restrictions (full/read-only/none) UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, Configurable Field detection pin, Sleep mode UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, Configurable Field detection pin, Sleep mode
Delivery form XQFN8, TSSOP8, SO8 HXSON4 HXSON4

 

Features NTAG210 NTAG212 NTAG213 NTAG215 NTAG216
Standard ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2
Memory
According to NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
EEPROM size 168 bytes (42 pages of 4 bytes) 168 bytes (42 pages of 4 bytes) 80 (20 pages of 4 bytes_ 80 (20 pages of 4 bytes_
User Memory 48 bytes 128 bytes 144 bytes 504 bytes 888 bytes
NDEF Message Size up to 142 bytes up to 142 bytes
Write Endurance 100,000 cycles 100,000 cycles 100,000 cycles 100,000 cycles 100,000 cycles
Data Retention 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years
RF-Interface
According to ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag
Frequency [MHz] 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz
Baud rate 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s 106 kbits/s
Anti-collision bit-wise bit-wise bit-wise bit-wise bit-wise
Operating Distance up to 100 mm up to 100 mm up to 100 mm up to 100 mm up to 100 mm
Input capacitance 17 pF 17 pF 50 pF 50 pF 50 pF
Security
Unique Serial Number 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded 7 bytes, cascaded
Write Protection Blockwise Blockwise Blockwise Blockwise Blockwise
Originality signature Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Password protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special Features
Field detection pin No Yes No No
Others UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror
Delivery form bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8″), UV tape, laser diced bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8″), UV tape, laser diced bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8″), UV tape, laser diced bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8″), UV tape, laser diced bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8″), UV tape, laser diced

 

Name Applications
NTAG210
Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Smart advertisement
  • Goods authentication
  • Loyalty (vouchers, coupons)
  • Gaming
NTAG212
NTAG213
Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Smart advertisement
  • Bluetooth Simple Pairing
  • Call requests
  • SMS requests
  • Goods authentication
  • Loyalty (vouchers, coupons)
  • Gaming
NTAG215
NTAG216
Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Smart advertisement
  • Connection handovers
  • Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing
  • Wi-Fi protected setup
  • Call requests
  • SMS requests
  • Goods authentication
  • Loyalty (vouchers, coupons)
  • Gaming
  • Business cards
NTAG213F
NTAG216F
Embedded Electronics

  • Goods and device authentication
  • Bluetooth / Wifi static Pairing
  • Connection handover
  • Gaming
NTAG I²C
Embedded Electronics

  • Goods and device authentication
  • Advanced device pairing (Bluetooth and WiFi)
  • Connection handover
  • Maintenance
  • Offline diagnostics
  • Gaming
  • Device calibration/configuration

 

 

NTAG I²C Plus Explorer Kit

NFC TagInfo App by NXP to identify and read NFC tags

NFC TagWriter App by NXP to store contacts, bookmarks, Bluetooth Handover, etc. to any NFC tags

NFC Discover to identify, read, write and configure NTAG203 and NTAG21x ICs

MIFARE SDK to create apps for NTAG, ICODE and MIFARE

NTAG I²C LED Demo App by NXP to demonstrate the various functionalities of NXP’s NTAG I²C.